Johnston Police Chief Richard Tamburini said although it's a work in progress, the gun registration bill is a step in the right direction.
Johnston Police Chief Richard Tamburini said he supports a Rhode Island gun registration bill, according to the Johnston Sunrise. The legislation (H5573) would require gun owners to register their weapons with local police departments or the state police and allow police to keep copies of applications for gun purchases sent to them for background checks. Tamburini said overall he supported the legislation, but it is “a work in progress." “The people who are not going to comply are the ones who affect the police officers,” Tamburini told the paper. Not all law enforcement agree with the bill. State Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D - Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton), a retired Portsmouth police officer, spoke out against the legislation…
President Obama said the laws, including universal background checks and a renewed ban on assault rifles, would lead to "fewer atrocities like the one that happened in Newtown."
Tuesday, January 22
Alongside Vice President Joe Biden and a group of children who had written in support, President Barack Obama signed a proposal to Congress on Wednesday to strengthen United States gun laws. These included universal background checks, limiting the number of bullets in a clip and renewing a ban on military-grade assault rifles. "If America worked harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one that occurred in Newtown," Obama said. He listed some specific measures, including a 10-round limit on magazines for firearms, and asked Congress to confirm Todd Jones to fill the long-dormant role of chief for the Bureau of Alchol, Tobacco and Firearms — and briefly mentioned other measures, …